June 17, 2021
Terriers are known to be energetic, fearless, and independent. They seem to be on high alert at all times and can be reactive to even the slightest disturbance. Terriers are also known to be diggers and escape artists with a penchant for exploring their surroundings and occasionally resulting in a run-away dog. Terriers do not hesitate to stand up to larger dogs, and that can cause owners a great deal of anxiety when their four-legged family members get out.
Because of their high energy levels, escape skills, and desire to investigate yards of neighbors, terrier owners often assume that a hidden fence is not an option for them. Penny, a long-time DogWatch® customer from DogWatch® of Mid-Canada, thought just the same. Read post »
July 22, 2020
When you picture Siberian Huskies, chances are you picture them in motion. Whether they are pulling a sled, running laps at the dog park, chasing squirrels or playing with their pack, Huskies are among the most energetic and independent of all dog breeds. They are also well known “escape artists,” and can often be found digging under or leaping over fences.
Because of this reputation, pet parents looking for a way to safely contain their dog often ask us: “Can a hidden fence really work for my Siberian Husky?”
Yes, they can! For over 30 years, DogWatch Dealers have been training Siberian Huskies, Husky mixes, Alaskan Malamutes and more to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our DogWatch Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training Huskies, adjusting collars to work with their thick coats, and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their smart and athletic pups enjoy their freedom! Read post »
April 3, 2020
Hounds are famous for two things: their noses and their speed. And anyone who has ever lived with a beagle, bloodhound, greyhound, dachshund or other hound dog knows just how fast and determined they can be when chasing prey (or the neighbor’s cat).
DogWatch Dealers are often asked: “Can a hidden fence REALLY work for a hound?” The answer is yes! For over 30 years, DogWatch Dealers have been training hounds and hound mixes to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training hounds, their unique personalities and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their pups stay safe and do what hounds love to do – sniff, run and play! Read post »
November 8, 2019
Are you trying to decide between a do-it-yourself electronic dog fence system and one that is professionally installed? There are an increasing number of self-install fence kits available online and in stores, but how do these fences compare to the professionally installed fences, such as those offered by DogWatch®, Invisible Fence® and others? What skills do you need to install them? What do you need to know about dog training? Is a D-I-Y electronic dog fence really a more efficient and cost-effective choice for you? Read post »
May 24, 2019
This week, DogWatch Dealers Kathy and David Downey of DogWatch by Laughing Labrador donated 12 SideWalker® Leash Trainers to a unique public school therapy dog program in Brighton, Michigan to help improve the dogs’ leash walking behavior. The Downeys and DogWatch by Laughing Labrador installer Daniel Perez also hosted a hands-on training session with the therapy dogs and their handlers. Read post »
April 10, 2019
One of the questions DogWatch Dealers are frequently asked is “Can my dog get out of the hidden fence containment area?” The answer is that if the initial training was done properly, this will rarely happen. If it does happen, it is usually for one of the following reasons. The first reason accounts for approximately 90% of all incidents. Read post »
January 24, 2019
If you’ve ever wondered, “do hidden or ‘invisible’ fences for dogs really work?”, you’ll want to check out this amazing video!
In the clip from DogWatch of Montana, a young black Labrador Retriever named Boone spots a herd a deer in his backyard. He is clearly interested in these wild animals, but thanks to his DogWatch Hidden Fence, he stays within his boundaries and does not chase them.
Great products plus excellent training equals a safe and happy dog! Good boy Boone, and great work DogWatch of Montana!
December 8, 2017
Hidden fencing (a.k.a. electric dog fencing, invisible fencing, or underground fencing) has been in existence for a long time but has recently become more popular due to the ever increasing fence restrictions and our ability to trust more in technological advancements. There are some people, however, that are still leery due mostly to myths associated with this type of pet containment. We would like to address these myths and help educate the general public about the safety, humanity and convenience of hidden fences.
The six most popular myths associated with hidden fences are 1) the shock is dangerous and inhumane; 2) it doesn’t work on my breed; 3) my dog will never want to come outside again; 4) it will make my dog become aggressive; 5) it is too expensive and 6) store-bought systems work just as well as professionally-installed hidden fences. Read post »
September 13, 2017
Walking German Shepherds (and many other dogs) on leash can be a challenge for the average dog owner. That’s why DogWatch created the SideWalker® Leash Trainer, a training collar that gently corrects overly enthusiastic leash pulling and helps dogs (of all shapes and sizes) learn appropriate on-leash behavior.
To see how the SideWalker helped one German Shepherd pet parent gain control of walks with her dogs, we reached out to Lorna, a DogWatch customer from Van Hornesville, New York. Lorna is pet parent to two beautiful German Shepherds, a four year-old female named Bella (left) and a two year-old male named Solo (right). Both dogs were avid leash pullers, especially Solo. Read post »